Thursday, November 10, 2011

On this date in 1775 . . .

. . . the United States Marine Corps was founded by a resolution of the Continental Congress. So happy 236th birthday and a great big Semper Fi! to all of our jarhead friends. According to M, "jarhead" is a term of endearment used by members of the other service branches who are secretly envious of the Marines' snazzy high-and-tight haircuts. I guess it's an okay nickname, though I personally prefer "devil dogs."

Here's a nice slow-cadence rendition of "The Marines' Hymn" as it was performed at the Iwo Jima Memorial on November 10, 2007, by the United States Marine Band:

(To see the full-size version on YouTube, click here.)


Anonymous said...

“URAH!” Buddy …gotta love a dog in uniform – lookin’ GOOD!

J said...

Semper Fi! I like the slow-cadence rendition of "The Marines' Hymn." You are ONE handsome "devil dog." (and sweet, too!)